BEST OF 2018
Best Video: “ELASTIC DAYS” by J.Mascis (Sub Pop).
The fact that Dina Martina lipsyncs to J.Mascis’ voice is everything.
Best Soundtrack: “SUSPIRIA” by Thom Yorke (XL Records).
Eerie, beautiful and emotional
Best Album: “OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN- INSIDES” by SOPHIE (MSMSMSM/Future Classic/Transgressive Records).
Too pop to be avant garde, too avant garde to be pop. I hear the future and she’s bright.
Best Difficult Album That Gets Better Every Time You Listen To It: “OCELOTE” by Elysia Crampton (Break World Records).
It’s like a collage of things that won’t go together, but once you decipher it beautiful harmonies arise!
Best Album runner up: “AGE OF” by Oneohtrix Point Never (Warp).
Melancholic, medieval, melodic, meandering, mesmerising, music made for an ancient future
Best Song: “INCLINED” by Eartheater (PAN).
Hypnotic like a spooky ASMR video.
Best Song: “LICKING AN ORCHID” by Yves Tumor (Warp).
A sort of anthem that stings, festers and heals!!!!
Best Cover: “I WANNA BE ADORED” by King Woman (Relapse Records).
The Stone Roses classic gets a metal makeover and becomes an even more haunting anthem!
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An eclectic, “various” mix with no distinction between genre or style. A juxtaposition of extremes (some minor, some major) towards a new energy. A stream of consciousness of the old, the now and the new.
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